Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner to cover Sam Thompson on Hits UK

Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner will be taking over evenings on Hits Radio from today as he covers for Sam Thompson on his Hits UK evening show.

Owen, who was a runner up to Jill Scott in last year’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, will be on air tonight from 7pm.

He’s best known for playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks.

Sam is taking a break and is rumoured to be taking part in the latest series of Celebrity.

Owen said: ‘It’s an honour to be joining the Hits Radio family and I can’t wait to get on air and introduce myself properly to all the listeners.

“You can expect to hear all of those biggest hits and biggest throwbacks as usual – as well as a little bit about my life, Hollyoaks – yes, I’ll still be juggling the day job! – and of course I’m a Celebrity….”

Paul Gerrard, Hits Radio Content Director told RadioToday: “We’re delighted to welcome Owen to the Hits Radio family. He’s just as much fun on air as he is off it, and I know our listeners are going to love tuning in for some great chat, interviews and music. Can’t wait to listen to his first show!’